Remembering past matches played by the Iron on October 5...
|Former Iron players born on this day: Robert Callaghan (1931), Shaun Finney (1966), Paris Cowan-Hall (1990).|
Scunthorpe extended their unbeaten run to six games with victory over Cheltenham in 2013.
The Iron took an early lead when Etienne Esajas fired home a left-footed effort from the edge of the box.
David Syers and Jimmy Spencer both missed chances to extend the hosts' lead while Jamie Cureton missed a great chance for the Robins.
The points were finally wrapped up through Sam Winnall's close-range effort late on.
Overall playing record for October 5: Played 11, Won 3, Drawn 2, Lost 6, Scored 6, Conceded 11.
|2013||LG 2||Iron 2-0 Cheltenham||Esajas, Winnall|
|2002||DIV 3||Oxford 0-1 Iron||Beagrie|
|2001||DIV 3||Halifax 0-0 Iron|
|1996||DIV 3||Hull 0-2 Iron||Clarkson, Baker|
|1991||DIV 4||Iron 1-1 Hereford||Daws|
|1988||DIV 4||Lincoln 1-0 Iron|
|1986||DIV 4||Iron 0-2 Wolves|
|1985||DIV 4||Orient 3-0 Iron|
|1974||DIV 4||Chester 1-0 Iron|
|1963||DIV 2||Iron 0-1 Leeds|
|1957||DIV 3N||Hull 2-0 Iron|